|Other countries||Jordan, Turkey, Iraq|
|Duration||Start 13 November, 2015 till 31 March, 2019|
|Field of expertise||Dealing with Conflict, Fragility and Migration|
Urban and Town planning
Local economic development
DMI (ISMAT B.& MUSSA Z.& ZAYN F.)
Gemeente Den Haag
|Funding||DSH - Directie Stabiliteit en Humanitaire Hulp|
Its purpose is to maintain service delivery levels at local government level and enable longer-term planning for spatial and economic development, in the context of increased urbanization and pressure on resources.
Primary beneficiaries and target groups:
1. Host communities of Syrian refugees;
2. Syrian refugees.
Secondary beneficiaries and target groups:
1. Local governments in Jordan and Lebanon
2. Line ministries
3. Unions of Municipalities
7. Public and private sector agencies in targeted areas
The expected results of the project are:
1. Developed capacities of local governments and UNHCR in integrated spatial planning and longer term economic development planning;
2. Developed capacities of local governments and UNHCR in municipal service delivery (e.g. water, sanitation, waste, transport);
3. Quick-win interventions completed in support of the planning process and improvement of service delivery;
4. Improved governance structures in place to ensure sustainability of capacities build at local government level;
5. New approaches and models related to humanitarian response to conflicts are applied by UNHCR, UNDP, national and local authorities.
“Working at the local level for me means working on the level where governments make the biggest impact on the daily life of people. In that sense local governments or processes like decentralization are not goals in themselves, they are crucial means to improving the quality of life for everyone. “